Research Opportunities for Incoming UW-Milwaukee Freshmen

I have a summer research opportunity for an incoming UW-Milwaukee freshman interested in libraries, Web 2.0, and information ethics and policy. The Office of Undergraduate Research is again sponsoring the UR@UWM Summer Research program. Selected students are invited to campus…

Digital Due Process: Modernizing Surveillance Laws for the Internet Age

I am pleased to announce that I've joined a diverse coalition of privacy groups, think tanks, technology companies, and fellow academics in an effort to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to better reflect the realities of modern communication…

Rafael Capurro Joining UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies

I'm pleased to announce that Dr. Rafael Capurro, an international expert in information ethics, is joining the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies as a Distinguished Researcher. Dr. Capurro's focus on intercultural information ethics -- as well as his…

UW-Milwaukee Takes Steps for Open Access

On the heels of Open Access Day at UW-Milwaukee, held as part of the first international Open Access Week, it was announced that the UWM Libraries has successfully negotiated a contract with the Elsevier publishing company that will provide increased…

Want to be a PhD student at UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies?

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is now accepting applications for 2010 enrollment for its PhD program in Information Studies. Details below, and feel free to contact me with any questions or advice. The School of…

New book: Contours of Privacy

I few years ago I presented a paper at the “Countours of Privacy: Social, Psychological and Normative Perspectives” conference in Ottawa, sponsored by Members of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research group and their “On the Identity Trail: Understanding the Importance and Impact of Anonymity and Authentication in a Networked Society” research project. I'm thrilled to announce that, after a peer review process and the hard work of David Matheson, a collection of papers from this conference has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in an edited volume, "Contours of Privacy".

“Is My Cellphone Spying on Me?” Eagle Eye DVD Commentary

Following up, the DVD for the hit action/thriller movie “Eagle Eye” has been released. The second disc of the 2-disc special edition includes the commentary "Is My Cellphone Spying on Me?", featuring reflections on technology and surveillance by the actors…

“Should we be scared?”: Privacy & technology (WUWM “Lake Effect”)

I recently taped an interview with Milwaukee's public radio affiliate, WUWM, and it aired today. The topic was privacy and technology, focusing mostly on how to balance the speed and ubiquity of new technology, the conveniences they provide, and the…